JOCKEY QUOTESJOEL ROSARIO, SPARKY VILLE, WINNER: “Going into the far turn, I was in tight, but I had to wait because I thought those horses were moving a little early. When we left the quarter pole, I asked him and he really picked it up. I thought those horses would come back to me and we would win easy, but (Dessman) kept fighting and it was close. I knew he had run well with Gary (Stevens, recently retired Hall of Famer) and I’m happy with the way he ran today. He was comfortable sitting in behind those horses and I like the way he picked it up when I asked him to go.”FLAVIEN PRAT, DESSMAN, SECOND: “I moved too soon. He fought back when he saw that horse…He ran great.TRAINER QUOTESJEFF BONDE, SPARKY VILLE, WINNER: “I was absolutely dancing into the Winner’s Circle. It was so exciting and Joel has been like one of my kids ever since he came from Bay Meadows. We tease each other a lot. We greet each other by grunting and everybody looks at us like, ‘what’s that all about’ but we’ve been doing it for years. So it’s wonderful to win with him. The owners are great people that really deserve something like this.“This horse seems like he’s more adept at seven furlongs to a mile so I’m not sure he wants a mile and a quarter …“I could tell my horse had won, but I was so excited in the stretch I thought I was gonna pass out.“We are very happy with the way our horse had trained for this race, but it’s always scary when you get a look at those Baffert ‘Maseratis’, it pretty much unfolded the way we had hoped.“The people that own this horse, they’ve got this colt a seven furlong-miler type maybe time will tell differently, but the other colt they are focusing on him going the two turns.”NOTES: The winning owner is Del Secco DCS Racing.
PBA IMAGESAkari-Adamson got its act together in the second half to beat Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, 84-75,Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Jerrick Ahanmisi struggled from the field, shootihg only 2-of-11 three but still came away with 18 points on top of hree rebounds, and three assists, while Jonathan Espeleta continued his tear with 15 markers, three dimes, and two boards.ADVERTISEMENT Egie Boy Mojica added 12 points, while Cameroonian bruiser Papi Sarr tallied a double-double of 11 markers and 10 rebounds in the victory.Coach Franz Pumaren reiterated that he still sees a lot of work to be done on his side despite the Falcons moving up to third place with a 3-1 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We still have a lot of hard work to do. I’m stressing that we’ve only been together for one month, and we’re still not in that great of a basketball shape right now. As you can see, there’s still a lot of lapses because some of our rookies are still getting used to our adjustments,” he said.Akari-Adamson did a good job making the most of its chances, turning Che’Lu-San Sebastian’s 24 turnovers to 27 points which helped them establish a 15-point lead, 69-54, early in the fourth quarter. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Samboy De Leon and Alfred Batino carried the Revellers with 14 points apiece as their side suffered back-to-back losses to fall to 2-3.The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 84 — Ahanmisi 18, Espeleta 15, Mojica 12, Sarr 11, Lastimosa 7, Manganti 7, Hill 6, Pingoy 5, Catapusan 2, Bernardo 1, Buenaventura 0, Camacho 0, Macion 0.CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 75 — Batino 14, De Leon 14, Faundo 13, Ilagan 12, Jeruta 5, Lao 5, Bulanadi 4, Costelo 4, David 4, Calisaan 0, Santos 0.Quarters: 24-16, 37-37, 60-53, 84-75.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:31Suu Kyi appeals to ICJ not to impose int’l justice00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Rain or Shine trades Jericho Cruz to TNT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
The Liberia Reconstruction & Development Company (LRDC) has donated 50 pieces of personal protective clothing to the National Ebola Taskforce in support of the ongoing nationwide fight against the deadly virus.The Ebola virus has killed over 300 citizens, especially doctors and nurses with hundreds of suspected cases being reported across the country.On Monday, a Chinese cargo plane landed at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County with a consignment of medical supplies, valued at US$1.5 million, including personal protective equipment, thermometers, sanitizers and drugs to help fight the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.An experimental serum from the United States arrived here Wednesday, to be used on affected Liberian doctors.Making the donation in Monrovia on Wednesday, 13 August, LRDC managing director Yusef Johnson said the company is disturbed by the magnitude of the spread of the virus in the country and the unimaginable deaths it continues to inflict on the population.“It is extremely tragic that the virus is also taking the lives of our healthcare workers, who are at the frontline, risking their lives providing health care for the victims of this virus”, he said.Mr. Johnson said Ebola is a common enemy to all and Liberians must galvanize their best strength to fight and defeat the virus.“In this effort”, he said, “We at LRDC have come to make this modest presentation of a few dozens of personal protective clothing for use by our healthcare workers in the fight against the virus.”Receiving the donation on behalf of the special taskforce, Mr. Addy expressed thanks and appreciation to the LRDC for the personal protective garments.A member of the taskforce, General Services Agency director Madam Mary Broh, commended the LRDC for its effort, saying that it is a demonstration of passion for the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Christian Health Association of Liberia (CHAL) on Wednesday donated food and other items to the Liberia Albino Society (LAS) as a contribution to help with its operations.Addressing journalists after the presentation ceremony held at the LAS headquarters in Logan Town, Bushrod Island, a CHAL representative said that the organization’s objective is to provide the highest standard of holistic Christian healthcare services to the people of Liberia.The CHAL authority, whose was name withheld, said the donated items included rice, medicated soap, butter, cream of wheat, sugar and milk.CHAL is also assisting the government in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, he said.CHAL creates a forum and network through which members can exchange ideas and information, as well as resources among themselves on the health issues and problems facing the people in Liberia, he added.In her response, the president of LAS, Madam Patricia Logan, described CHAL’s gesture as one designed to motivate individuals and organizations, especially the LAS, that are economically deprived.Madam Logan thanked CHAL and its international partners for the donations and called on all Liberians and philanthropic organizations to emulate CHAL’s good example of helping LAS and others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Residents of Nappi, Parishara and Hiawa in Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) are now equipped with the requisite knowledge of water supply, sanitation and hygiene in their communities following the recent hosting of a workshop at the Nappi Central Benab.Facilitators of the WASH programme pose with some of the participants after their training session in Nappi Village, Region NineThe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) workshop was hosted under the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Programme and was a collaborative effort among the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), the Office of Climate Change (OCC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It was made possible through a grant from the People of Japan.The objectives of the WASH workshop were to increase awareness of water supply, sanitation, hygiene and to educate the communities about the maintenance of climate resilient infrastructure, storage tanks, pipe networks, filters and rain water harvesting.It forms part of a Guyana Pilot Project which is being rolled out in the aforementioned communities by the OCC in conjunction with the UNDP. The pilot project focuses on improving the resilience of the water supply infrastructure in the communities to extreme climate conditions, specifically droughts.It was determined that the pilot warrants the active participation of GWI as a key player, especially with regard to climate change impacts on water resources, well conditions, specific capacity, water supply, demand balance and water quality monitoring.Toshao Guy Fredericks expressed his appreciation for the collaborative effort. GWI Alternative Energy Manager Cleon French detailed GWI’s work in Region Nine to improve access to potable water for all residents in the 57 communities where GWI has developed infrastructure.GWI also engaged the services of Lucina Singh – Climate Change Officer— to provide guidance on formulating solutions for the communities affected by the prolonged dry weather conditions and on climate change adaptation from which residents share their experience with drought.The team observed that the communities of Hiawa, Nappi and Parishara have wells which are producing adequate for the communities. GWI Executive Director of Design & Infrastructure, Aubrey Roberts said, “It is pivotal to monitor the water level in these wells and to have good water practices and storage”. He also gave a broad overview of how GWI delivers water to residents and the role communities can play to sustain the investments in the water supply systems.Sanitation is also important and residents were told that if they practice good sanitation then they can preserve their health. The importance of effective hand washing was discussed by GWI’s Sanitation Manager, Rensford Joseph.The company’s Head of Water Quality, Dr Deon Anderson tasked residents with keeping their water sources safe for consumption purposes. He also engaged residents on how bleach should be used and what to do if their water should become contaminated. Further, health workers were taught how to collect water samples for microbiological analysis.GWI Region Nine Manager John Yow explained the operation of solar powered water systems and the importance of timely feedback from the community to sustain the water supply. He also outlined that maintenance will be provided from the GWI Lethem office, together with the efforts of the servicemen in the communities.A total of 24 participants including teachers, health workers, servicemen and councillors are now armed with vital information and are prepared to work with GWI on solutions for dealing with the effects of the prolonged dry season, hygiene, water quality and harvesting rainwater.
…occupants accuse Govt of neglecting AmerindiansThe Paramakatoi, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), North Pakaraimas Secondary School Dormitory has been under water for days now as a result of the persistent heavy rainfalls. This issue has been affecting residents since 2017 and no efforts are being made by the Administration to remedy the problem, this newspaper was told.Floodwaters rushing into the dormitoryChildren housed at the North Pakaraimas Secondary School Dormitory sweeping out floodwatersA housekeeper at the dorm told Guyana Times on Tuesday that on Sunday last, she and the children occupying the dorm were awoken by floodwaters gushing into the building.She said they were forced to get out of bed and pack up books and clothing and whatever else they could have saved in an effort to avoid further damages.“The water was already coming in…by the time I get up, I woke the kids to pack up their bags and books and so on because everything would have damaged completely. All their shoes and so were floating away,” she said.The frustrated woman explained that they have raised concerns on this issue at several meetings with those in authority, however, no intervention has yet been made.“Every time they call a meeting we bring it up…two years after, we still bringing it up and we’re still waiting on action. This is hard on us and these children here suffering. Nobody cares…I really believe this present Administration doing a poor job for the Amerindian people. It is clear they have no regards for us. Now you see them running around trying to bribe people to buy votes but we see right through them. We will not be fooled or misled. They care about no one but themselves,” she added.She further stated that regional officials are fully aware of this problem while adding that they oftentimes claim that they have to await the intervention of Central Government to address the issue. She made calls on the authorities to put necessary measures in place to execute the much-needed works to ensure that the facility is not affected by heavy showers. “The regions knows of the problem. They come and visit and so on. They know what is happening here but they say they don’t have the resources to deal with this issue. They said they informed the Ministry and they are waiting on a response so I don’t know when that will be and how long more we have to be suffering. I would like for the Government to see what they can do to help us here in this situation because it’s a big place and houses a lot of children,” she said.Meanwhile, when contacted for a comment on the issue, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Alethia Charles said that both Ministers are on outreaches in the field and could not offer a comment at the time.The dormitory accommodates some 400 students from across the region and even some from Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) communities in close proximity.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School’s Basketball teams are on the road for Provincials through the weekend.The Junior Boys are currently in Dawson Creek for the Northern Zones where they have posted a record of 1-1. While the Junior Girls travelled down to Prince George for Provincials and have also posted a record of 1-1.The Senior Boys and Girls teams have this weekend off as they prepare for Provincials in late February and early March in Langley.- Advertisement -While the Senior Girls Curling team will be heading down to New Westminster for their Provincials at the end of the month.
John Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager looks ahead to Tuesday’s Twenty20 international between England and New Zealand, claiming it is too close to call after the thrilling one-day series.He also reveals Arsenal are 5/1 to win the Premier League next season as they close in on a deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Napoli would be open to talks with Arsenal about a possible move for Jorginho, according to the player’s agent.The midfielder has been a long-term target for the Gunners and recent reports suggested they will step up their pursuit for him this summer.The Brazilian’s agent, Jorge Santos, has revealed that Arsenal have already expressed an interest in the 24-year-old and invited them to make contact with Napoli.“Arsenal know Jorginho, if they came forward with an official offer we’d talk,” he told Radio Crc.“It was in England that I was first asked about Jorginho but now everyone knows him and it’s obvious that a lot of teams are following him.“But at the moment all I can say is that Jorginho has a five-year contract with Napoli and wants to play for them in the Champions League next year.” 1 Jorginho in action for Napoli
Originally published June 30, 2002 To gain an appreciation for the true scope of the Los Angeles basin – and all the concrete, steel, light bulbs and humanity massed there – there is no substitute for getting up on the sides of that bowl. Or ascending to a high point in the midst of it. Only then does the unending sprawl of the nation’s second-largest consolidated metropolitan statistical area (as the Bureau of the Census defines it) score a direct hit on your consciousness. Roads stretch into the distance and disappear into infinity. High-rises jut skyward in scattered clusters, like forests. Lights form a seamless carpet at night. L.A. is blessed with a wealth of vantage points for taking all of this in, and when your summer guests begin to descend on you – as they inevitably do at this time of year – you might want to consider a trek to one of the viewpoints and treat them to a glimpse of that vast urban sea. You’re likely to hear a gasp or two. This isn’t the kind of sight that is readily found in St. Louis or Spokane, much less in Biloxi or Cuyahoga Falls. And when they return home, they’ll probably exclaim to a friend or neighbor, “It just goes on forever!” At this time of year, nighttime is probably optimal for viewing, since the slightly cooler temperatures allow the smog blanket to dissipate considerably. But daytime can have its moments, too, particularly after the marine layer has burned off or any stiff breezes have swept some of the gunk away. CITY OF ANGLES In L.A., there are places to be seen, but there are also places to see from. Getty Center The point of this West L.A. facility is its fine art and gardens, of course, so you won’t find anything in the map/brochure directing you to any named observation point, but the Getty has a terrific one. Simply walk between the South Pavilion and the West Pavilion and descend a gradual stairway to the South Promontory. Here, you can look out over a cactus garden at the dramatic sweep of the Westside: the high-rises of Westwood and Century City, the arc of Santa Monica Bay, the endless stream of cars oozing (or, more likely, coagulated solid) along the 405 Freeway. The mansions of Bel-Air are on the hills to your left. (Is somebody growing a hillside vineyard up there? Ah, the indulgences of time, space and infinite means.) Don’t expect to perch here for long minutes and drink in the view, though. This spot is enormously popular with tourists, many of whom pose at the rail and take turns shooting photo after photo after photo of one another. You’re likely to be waved this way and that to get out of somebody’s viewfinder. Another excellent vantage point is just a few steps away – up. Seek out the elevated walkway that connects the Upper Level of both the West and South pavilions. If you like sustenance with your glorious views, skip The Cafe, the Getty’s fine-dining option. It provides only a sliver of a view toward Santa Monica, over a short wall and through the tips of some pine trees. A much better perspective can be found at the casual and cafeteria-style Garden Terrace Cafe. There are tables along the rail, but many visitors take it one step further: They grab the wooden folding chairs, carry them over to the low wall, place their trays atop the wall, and thus gain a direct and dramatic overlook of the Westside. Hollywood Bowl Overlook On Mulholland Drive, just west of the 101 Freeway, this roadside turnout provides an exceptional view through the Cahuenga Pass. Climb the stairs to a little observation post and you’ll look down into the Hollywood Bowl at the base of the hill, Hollywood beyond and the downtown skyline in the distance (if visibility permits). As a bonus, look directly east across the freeway and you’ll gain one of the city’s best views of the Hollywood sign. You’ll have to be content with a daytime glimpse, though – the viewpoint and its eight-space parking area are closed from sunset to sunrise. Bona Vista Lounge A top-floor cocktail lounge that slowly rotates 360 degrees? Yes, it can be found right in the heart of downtown. It’s the Bona Vista, atop the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. The bar, which has the floor plan of a doughnut, slowly turns past its bank of picture windows, making a full revolution in about 1 hour, 15 minutes. Unfortunately, the Bonaventure’s distinctive cluster of mirrorlike columns, once a prominent edifice downtown, is now a runt (35 stories) compared to the skyscrapers that grew up around it. You have to crane your neck, for example, to see the alabaster crown atop the nearby Library Tower. But the lounge still provides an interesting perspective, enabling you to peer down into the canyons of light and steel. This is no conventional bar – which is to say, no long counter with stools. Because of the popularity of the view, the lounge is composed entirely of tables along the windows or booths facing them. And here’s a nice feature: Four entree items from the neighbor restaurant, L.A. Prime (which is stationary), are available in the bar, along with a Caesar salad and some side dishes. So if you want to grab dinner at one of those booths, a leisurely pace will get you a full revolution during your visit. Because of this quasi-restaurant atmosphere and the fact that this is a hotel establishment, no one squawks if you bring your children in here. One important advisory, though: The floor rotates but the ledge at the base of the windows does not. Keep this in mind when setting down a coat, a purse, a camera or a drink. My spiral notebook had taken quite a journey before I realized this. A popular feature of the Bonaventure is its glass elevators that climb along the outside of the towers. En route to the lounge, you pop out of the atrium lobby and soar as if in a rocket ship, gazing through the office towers to the lights of east and south L.A. Yamashiro Arguably the most romantic setting in the city, this enchanting restaurant perches on a steep bluff directly above Hollywood. Housed in a former private mansion that was built in 1911, it features picture windows on three sides, and the tables of the restaurant are terraced so as to take maximum advantage of the overlook. If you don’t want to dine but just want to pop in for a drink, you’ll find the bar is also strategically positioned for savoring the view. It occupies the southeast corner, facing roughly down Hollywood Boulevard, with the downtown skyline far in the distance. The establishment has comprehensive appetizer, sushi and sashimi menus for the bar, so it’s easy to settle in with refreshment and something to nibble on. Be sure to take a stroll through the Japanese garden that commands the edge of the bluff. It’s pleasant, peaceful and meticulously maintained, with koi ponds, palms, even an overlook of a pagoda down by the pool. Windows Steaks & Martinis This restaurant/lounge sits atop the Transamerica Center, a profoundly unattractive office building that stands far to the south of downtown’s cluster of skyscrapers, near the Staples Center. Because it has so little high-rise company, the view is unobstructed in all directions. The bar and a good portion of the restaurant face west – toward the establishment’s headline attraction, the sunset. The decor is elegant, stylish and retro (which fits, because this building, formerly the Occidental Center, went up in the 1960s). There are mahogany accents and subtle colors, and tall bar tables with spindly legged chairs. And there are also two rows of stuffed chairs facing directly west toward the floor-to-ceiling windows and the sunset. This is a good option before an event at the Staples Center or the Convention Center. They’re only a few blocks away. City Hall Observation Deck Like the Transamerica Center, City Hall is slightly offset from the thicket of tall buildings downtown, which enhances the view in all directions. You can walk its outdoor Observation Deck and gain Superman’s outlook on such L.A. institutions as Union Station, Olvera Street, Chinatown, Dodger Stadium and the Music Center. Diagrams identify various features of the urban landscape, but pay only minimal attention to them, for they are dreadfully out of date. The face of downtown has been altered radically since they were installed, and many of the office buildings’ names have changed. Getting there is the tricky part. Docent tours of City Hall are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and the Observation Deck is included in the 45-minute tour. Information and reservations: (213) 978-1995. But what if you don’t want to undertake an entire tour, but would rather just pop in for a few minutes? Well, you’ll have to launch a clandestine mission and be willing to engage in a little deceit, but if you’re insistent on going through with it, here’s your game plan: All visitors are funneled into City Hall on the east side of the building, off North Main Street. Security personnel will search your bags and you’ll be required to pass through a metal detector (so leave your pocketknife in the car). Then a guard at a counter will ask you to show ID and identify your destination. If you say “Observation Deck,” you’ll probably be turned away, informed that it is either closed (its doors aren’t locked) or that it’s under construction (it wasn’t when I made two visits over the past few weeks). Instead, say you’re going to Cafe Dolce on the second floor. You’ll be issued a stick-on visitor’s badge. Forget Cafe Dolce, and instead take an express elevator to the 22nd floor, then transfer to another elevator and go up to the 26th. This elevator will put you at the base of a stairway leading up to the Mayor Tom Bradley Room (if you’re not up to the climb, a third elevator will take you up). From there, if you push an electronic button on the wall, the doors to the Observation Deck will swing open. You might notice that the outdoor walkway is screaming for a cleanup crew – pigeons have taken roost here and left their unmistakable marks. On the way down, be sure to find an elevator that stops on the fourth floor, which houses council district offices. The walls of the hallways feature a treasure trove of vintage L.A. photos, including shots of Hollywood, downtown and the Valley in the 1920s and ’30s. Carpool lane, 105 east to 110 north This viewpoint is included just for a lark. It’s only a few miles from LAX, so if you’ve just picked up guests at the airport and are heading inland or into the heart of the city, the route is easily incorporated into the trip. The carpool lane ascends to what has to be the tallest vehicle ramp in the city, and banks sharply and steeply before joining the northbound 110. At the apex of the ramp, you’re probably six stories off the ground. The driver should be advised to mind the road and let the passengers savor the view north into the city center, because the banked curve and freeway pace will combine to require all your concentration. Later on this northward route, the 110 becomes double-decker, with the carpool lane on top – about three stories up. This excellent vantage point holds for just a few miles, from Slauson Avenue to near the Coliseum. Fourth Street Bridge It’s probably best to survey the view through the car windows as you crest this historic bridge just east of downtown. That way, you can glimpse the modern skyline, City Hall, the acres of train yards spreading alongside the Los Angeles River beneath you and the bridge’s vintage lampposts, yet not be acutely aware of the cracking and crumbling of the concrete, the weeds in the sidewalk, the trash and broken glass at the base of the railings, and the universal shade of beige paint that has to be slopped on regularly to cover up the insidious spray-paint graffiti. As with a lot of L.A. – particularly from viewpoints high along the sides of the vast basin – sometimes it’s best if you don’t look too closely. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!